24 hour comic day is when you stay up for 24 hours in a row and draw one page an hour until you have a finished comic at the end. It's usually done spontaneously- with no preconceived ideas. It was started by Scott McCleod- a comic book artist who does it every year.
Anyway, Cam Chesney and I did the 24 hour comic day from Friday-5/12 at midnight to Saturday- 5/13 at midnight- very exhausting and hard work, but well worth it. I took a nap for 2 hours on Friday afternoon to help with the future lack of sleep, but once it got to about 2 in the morning, I was already tired. I already had one coffee earlier, so now I switched to a Red Bull- that helped me plow through till morning. The morning light, even if it's gray, always helps with staying up. It also helps a lot to have someone else in the next room working on the same thing- thanks, Cam.
I wasn't sure where my story was going at first, but the ideas come within the process of drawing. It's funny, but I don't think I would have gotten 24 pages of a comic done even in a year, but doing it in this way forces you to get it done, and as exhausting as it is, it's really rewarding.
I'll be posting what I've done when I get it all scanned in- it might take some time...
Check out Cam's blog at firstname.lastname@example.org